How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:19 pm

In my limited experience I have been more serious about the LSAT than my fellow starry-eyed prospective 0Ls. Of course, my UG had no law school presence, in that, not only do they not have a LS they don't even have a pre-law program, or law school visitation forums, or anyone who really knows much about it. In fact, the "Pre-Law Advisor" was actually an assistant advisor for the History Department, and I can say that my experiences with them were comparable to the other horror stories here on TLS, if not worse. So, since there was a heavy academic (Ph.D) focus for the upper end students in my department, LSAT takers weren't that common. I was close with 5 of them. Of the 5, I scored the highest (which was still just 94th percentile), and that was by a long shot. What got me is that these were good students, who had 3.8+ GPAs (Higher than my own), but they just didn't seem to put much into the LSAT. I think one of them took an evening Kaplan course for some ludicrous amount of money, and I still didn't break 160. It was kind of odd really. I think 2 of them changed and are now in Masters programs, 2 went to Tier 2/3 law schools at almost full cost, 1 went to a (lower) T1 at full cost. So that leaves me as the only retaker.

I think TLS made me far more neurotic about the LSAT than I would have otherwise been. Which is a good thing. :lol:

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:08 am

Most people I know IRL say this:


"The LSAT is a stupid test that has nothing to do with law school, the bar, or the law!"

and

"There are many successful attorneys who didn't get good LSAT scores, so LSAT doesn't mean anything"

and

"I wrote a very strong PS and have so many extra-curriculars"

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby alexrodriguez » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:47 am

I don't have peers worrying about the LSAT. I have peers worried about making rank and studying for advancement up the chain-of-command.

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby Brettanomyces » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:07 am

Most took a one-a-week course in undergrad, consider themselves prepared, and are "waiting forever" for the October LSAT.

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby Motivator9 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:24 am

0-10 I would give them a 1.5

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:48 pm

As I've posted in another thread, I don't know anyone in real life that has scored at least a 160.

Enough said.

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:53 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:As I've posted in another thread, I don't know anyone in real life that has scored at least a 160.

Enough said.



and you went to USC UG...

damn

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby crestor » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:56 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:As I've posted in another thread, I don't know anyone in real life that has scored at least a 160.

Enough said.

Do you only know 5 people irl who have taken the LSAT? :mrgreen:

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:25 pm

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:38 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:As I've posted in another thread, I don't know anyone in real life that has scored at least a 160.

Enough said.



and you went to USC UG...

damn


...how is that even possible? I went to the school across town and I only knew 3 ppl out of 20 who took the LSAT and scored below 160.


Fine, y'all caught me. I know like 3 "pre-law" people. lol.

All my friends are engineers/medical professionals.

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby NoodleyOne » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:44 pm

I knew a couple of people who talk a big game, but refuse to actually put in the work necessary.

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby paglababa » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:26 am

The only people I know taking the LSAT are the TLS folks in the October 2013 thread, and they take seriousness to a different level. I log in everyday and, as sure as the rising sun, seem to be outdone.

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby jk148706 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:56 am

paglababa wrote:The only people I know taking the LSAT are the TLS folks in the October 2013 thread, and they take seriousness to a different level. I log in everyday and, as sure as the rising sun, seem to be outdone.


Haha I know that feeling

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Re: How seriously do your peers take the LSAT?

Postby kiyoku » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:09 am

Just correlational.

The people I know who got 160 or higher on diagnostic or real test take it quite seriously and put the effort in.

The people who can't make it past 160 and those whom I believe won't be able to make it (due to quitting or wrong mindset), seem to talk as if they take the LSAT seriously but oftentimes I hear them say things about how their PS will get them in to a law school, with a sub 160 mark.




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